Travis Klanecky joined the Skywatch 5 Weather Team in June of 2008. He is a St. Paul native and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology/Climatology.
While in college, he was an intern at KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln. After graduating, he moved on to become the morning meteorologist at KDLT in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After a year in Sioux Falls, Travis and his wife moved back to Central Nebraska to be closer to family and friends.
Travis' interest in weather began at a very young age. When he was two, St. Paul was struck by a tornado. His favorite aspect of meteorology is severe weather. During the spring and summer months, he joins the News 5 storm chase team out in the field, working to bring you live coverage of severe weather as it happens.
Travis enjoys presenting his forecast to the people of Nebraska and Northern Kansas. He says, "because I grew up here, I have a great understanding of how the weather works in the Central Plains. Having a career that I love makes those early mornings so much easier to handle."
Besides the weather, Travis enjoys spending his free time with wife and two kids. He is an avid Husker fan, which is pretty obvious if you're a regular watcher of News 5 Today.
Travis' faith is also very important to him. He is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doniphan. "I love being able to serve the Lord in such a unique way on television. I try to live as a Christian example both on screen and in my everyday life."
Finally, he says "I am so humbled by all the support I get from the wonderful viewers of News 5. If it wasn't for all of you, I wouldn't even have a job that I love to do everyday. Thank you so much for watching."
TRAVIS' FAVORITE MOVIE: The Goonies
TRAVIS' FAVORITE AUTHOR: Brad Thor
TRAVIS' FAVORITE METEOROLOGIST: Jim Cantore
TRAVIS' FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOWS:
1. How I Met Your Mother
2. Big Bang Theory
TRAVIS' FAVORITE (NON-HUSKER) SPORTS TEAMS:
New England Patriots & Chicago White Sox